The Boston Celtics were on a flight headed to Oklahoma City in a Sunday game against the Thunder but the whole flight was in jeopardy of a bomb threat. Celtics forward Jae Crowder tweeted the whole incident and even took a video of the Celtics bomb scare after the landing. But what's interesting is that the players were unaware about the whole situation during the whole flight.
ESPN reported that only a few of the staff on board the aircraft were aware of the Celtics bomb scare after an anonymous phone call was received during the flight. More than halfway into the flight, the call was recieved but there was no emergency landing executed and the plane landed as scheduled at around 5:45 p.m local time on Saturday.
The aircraft landed at Wil Rogers Wolrd Airport in Oklahoma and local authorities met with the team to investigate the whole Celtics bomb scare incident. The players left their baggage and other personal belongings for inspection.
The Oklahoma City police department, Oklahoma highway patrol and other local departments responded. Fortunately, the whole Celtics bomb scare was a hoax and authorities confirmed that there was no explosive device found or any sign of a plot for a bombing.
"BOMB SCARE THREAT EARLIER", Crowder tweeted the whole incident and said that it was his first time experiencing such a thing and that the whole team made it safely. But what's interesting is that according to the Daily Mail, the players were not informed about the Celtics bomb scare when the unknown phone call was made.
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens also gave comments about the Celtics bomb scare. It appears that everyone one board the flight is fine and no casualties happened.
The NBA will take part in the investigation of the Celtics bomb scare and will work alongside the FBI. Crowder took videos of the aftermath of the threat in his Snapchat which is now spreading online. The video showed flashing lights and local authorities surrounding the aircraft and captioned it, "Bomb threat on us."